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our hospitals. and if we continue at this pace in the next week or two, we may have to go back to those days where we're rationing care. >> reporter: health officials say the highly contagious ba.5 subvariant is fuelling the uptick. people are getting sick, even if they are vaccinated or recently had covid. >> it is so infectious. it's on par with the most infectious viruses we as humans have ever seen. >> reporter: cbs news medical contributor dr. david aga says this variant is able to spread with just a small number of particles. >> before you needed say a thousand particles. now it's 100 particles. >> reporter: nationwide, the cdc predicts the number of new covid hospitalizations will likely increase over the next month. in wichita, kansas, hospital officials say wy while admissio are up, most cases are mild. >> not into the icu. >> reporter: the cdc says older americans, those 70 and above
are faring the worst. the hospital emissions rate for that group is nearly last summer's peak. >> so joining us live now, dr. peter chin-hong, an infectious disease specialist with ucsf. let's talk about ba.5. this is the dominant variant nationwide now. we know that there are a lot of reinfections. so people who got covid a couple of weeks ago could even get reinfected with this one. so what do you know about this, and why is this such an issue in your mind? >> well, it's mainly an issue of reinfections because a spike protein on ba.5 looks so different. now we had ba.1, and ba.2. they were similar enough that if you got ba.1 in january, you're not going get ba.2. but all bets are off with ba.5. and some people are getting ba.2 as much as two, three weeks ago. so they're probably going to be very vulnerable to getting reinfected, even though in the old days you had three months off. in this current year, it could be as soon as four weeks. typically four to eight weeks after your last infection.
>> reporter: and the white house is considering opening up boosters for people under 50. first of all, is that necessary? and would you recommend people under 50 to get boostered or wait for that updated vaccine? >> ryan, i would say go ahead and get the booster if you're eligible for it right now. we don't know exactly when that updated version 2.0 will be available. end of october, early november. but it all depends on who is paying for it. $10 million still under debate in congress. if they can't agree on that, it will be only a slice of the pie of the population getting the new vaccine. so if you're younger, you might want to get it because it will top off your antibodies. if you're older, it's crucial because it may save your life. >> so the fda just gave the green light to novavax. we know that's more like a traditional vaccine than the newer mrna vaccines that we've seen with pfizer, moderna. so i do wonder.
i think there is some thinking that people who are skeptical of the mrna vaccines might consider novavax. but could it be that people who are not willing to get vaccinated simply aren't there? are you optimistic than, that they might consider this? >> no. i think that are people who are not going to get vaccinated, regardless of what vaccine you give them. but there may be a few who might. i see that novavax really helping add to the arsenal of vaccines around the world. there is already a generic plant in india making lots of novavax. it's easier to store. and i think once available for boosters, not available for yet. just for primary series for the fda approval. people may want to mix and match, because this is a very different vaccine. you may get a bigger repertoire of antibodies. but you're right, sara. at the end of the day, i think it will be very difficult to convince that 15 to 20% of americans who haven't been vaccinated to get vaccines with anything. >> okay. so let's talk about monkeypox
now, which is a very big story here in san francisco. the bay area seeing an uptick in cases. at the same time, the supply of vaccine very low. so how concerned should people be about monkeypox transmission? and what can people do with that vaccine so hard to find? >> well, i think it's harder to get monkeypox, even though it's very, very prominent and we're seeing lots of scary looking images. because it's really a disease of rodents and small mammals. it's not really trying to find humans. and in the triangle or hierarchy of infections, it's at the bottom. there is monkeypox, smallpox, colds, influenza, covid and then there is measles. the second silver lining is if people do get infected, there are lots of tools we have available right now. in the old days when you think about covid -- not old days, but currently, you get a vaccine. it can't really help with what you have right now if you have covid. but in monkeypox, it can help prevent you have even getting
disease after you got infected because the incubation period is long. well also have pills and things like that. overall, not to panic. just to be aware. and we are expecting more and more vaccines. i think really anybody should get vaccine if they want it. and that's my hope for the future. >> well, so much has happened. that 2019-2020 does feel like the olden days, doesn't it? all right. dr. peter chin-hong, as always, thank you so much for taking the time to explain this for us. we appreciate it. >> thank you so much. bye. a live look now at oakland where the city has received nearly six million to held put more young people and adults to work. the grant money expands programs under the youth job core for those 16 to 30. it will help them develop careers in public service, climate resilience and public safety. >> we have actually now created entry level jobs in the city of oakland so that you know that once you get one of these summer jobs, there actually a permanent job that has been set aside waiting for you within the city
of oakland's organization. >> and that is the end goal, to pride yearnd employment for about 500 young people by may 2024. oakland's laney college offering free tuition, textbooks and lunch this fall semester. the offer applies to new and continuing students and open the those who apply for federal aid. it also covers student health fees. no minimum or maximum units are required. students can take any of the college's in-person hybrid or online classes. international students are not eligible for that program. hundreds of affordable homes now coming to san mateo county. today leaders marked the first phase of construction in midway village in daly city's bayshore neighborhood. once it's finished, it will have 550 units that will house foster youth, seniors, veterans, and some struggling families there will also be a center for child2 miion toha projec ahead, california beachgoers sharing the waters with great whites.
how regular shark sightings may actually be good for business. and how an x-ray revealed a secret portrait of vincent van gogh. coming up all new at 6:00, a chance encounter with south bay sheriff's deputies ends on the surprise of a lifetime for one brave little girl. plus -- >> i'm max darrow. as the price at the pump continues to drop, it has an impact on the ground, in the sky, and on your water. we'll explain. >>
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five shark attacks have been reported in two weeks off long island. the latest happened yesterday. shark bites are rare, and almost always involve an adult shark. but at some beaches in northern california, some juvenile great whites are spotted regularly. we followed a group of researchers who have been studying these sharks for years and their impact on local communities. >> reporter: stunning images of great white sharks sharing the waters with swimmers at
california's busiest beaches are now a common sight. >> it's these drone views that have really changed our understanding of how sharks behave around heem. >> reporter: chris low, director of the shark lab at cal state long beach says the juvenile great whites here are up to 7 years old and mostly ignore people, but sometimes they get curious. >> it's no different than a neighborhood dog, right? you're out walking with somebody and the dog comes over and gives where you a sniff. >> reporter: and in fact if you do make a move toward a shark, they tend to go the other way. >> exactly. we see this over and over again. >> reporter: we witnessed it last summer. >> this shark is swimming so calmly and so gracefully right now. >> go into the beach right now. >> reporter: which is why i'm now comfortable enough to get into these shark infested waters with the research team. they helped me swim a massive net to researchers on the beach where they capture and tag some of the sea life the sharks might be feeding on. and people just aren't on the
menu. but on the rare occasion a shark bites someone, it makes national news. >> badly injured in a shark attack. >> following a shark attack. >> reporter: the shark lab now wants to understand how all of this is impacting local economies. >> a couple of years ago, we had a woman who was bitten. i was at a city council meeting in huntington beach, and i heard there was a $7 million loss in hotel reservations. >> reporter: but there is also evidence shark bites can have the opposite effect. with more people becoming shark enthusiasts. a west virginia university study found an initial increase in hotel bookings three days after an attack. but after that, the bookings drop. >> it all comes down to people's perception. >> exactly. >> reporter: economist didi long is working with the shark lab to study the financial impact. >> some people might think oh, i take this really seriously. i don't want to go to the beach. but some people might think oh, this is really exciting. i want to pursue this opportunity. >> reporter: at this santa barbara beach, it's now common to see a dorsal fin break the surface offshore.
>> hello, shark. >> reporter: but the sharks aren't hurting business. according to surf shop owner sam holcombe. >> when i educate the stand-up paddle board renters about the sharks, very few choose to not go. >> when people are on the beach, sharks are pretty far down the list, on their list of concerns. >> reporter: tourism professor caddy dudl is working with the shark lab. >> people come out here. they go whale watching. can you see a day when people come out and go shark watching? >> absolutely. that's why this team is so great and unique, because we're coming at it at every different angle. so that hopefully we can make a truly sustainable model to help have a thriving tourism destination right next to a thriving shark population in our oceans. >> carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. a surprise for the art world. a hidden newly discovered vincent van gogh self portrait has been found in scotland. the image was glued behind
another one of his paintings. art conservators made the discovery during an examination of van gogh's 1885 artwork, prepping for an upcoming exhibitiftnown reusanvases and did his work on both sides. it will be featured at the royal scottish academy. wordle is getting its own board game. hasbro partnering with "the new york times" who owns wordle. players go against each other trying to guess the letters assigned by a wordle host. it will be out in october. do you play that? >> paul heggen loves this game. so we're going have to get this for him for his birthday when we figure out when that is. >> okay. >> we'll have to ask him on a commercial. coming up, you can call him the bay area's clock doctor. we introduce you to the man
shop of 30 years and gets ready for a day's work. he takes the time to wind his clocks and pay attention to the details of his craft. and that includes paying attention to his trusted companion mike, who just like the clocks he is surround by, needs maintenance too. >> when i come in, he insists he be combed. >> reporter: looking at dorian, you might think he looks just like how a clock maker should look, and you'd be right. at 8 years old, he took apart his first clock, a gift from a friend. and 68 years later, he is still at it. for him, it's not tedious, boring or mundane. it's about preserving history. >> it's somebody's family treasure. it's now been salvaged. >> reporter: walking through his shop is like walking through a
time machine. >> pennsylvania grandfather clock from the 1820s. >> reporter: and know it or not -- >> put new hands on it -- >> reporter: you've probably seen his handiwork. >> those are hands off the san francisco ferry building. put new ones on in roughly 2000 when i overhauled the clock and put my electric injury rig on it. mine's been working ever since. >> reporter: and in case you were wondering, he doesn't mind the ticking clocks. >> i just seem to tune them out. >> reporter: whether it's the ferry building clock or the clocks in the shop, keeping them running on time isn't really work. >> it's fun. >> reporter: but keeping his protege rung on time is. >> there is max. amazingly, he is only 15 minutes late. hello. >> see, that should have helped. >> reporter: a gifted clock repairman himself, max has no illusions about his lack of time management skills, and its irony. >> it's just funny how a minute can sometimes feel like exactly a minute.
and sometimes it can feel like 20 minutes. >> i thought if i could fix time, maybe i could fix my latencies. >> reporter: how has it worked for you? >> it hasn't quite worked yet, but i've gotten a little better getting to places on time. i always make a habit of getting to appointments on time. or try. try. i'm not perfect. >> reporter: not perfect, precise. >> oh, i see the problem. >> reporter: and that's a good quality in a clock repair technician. >> i'd sure like to be able to get that level over a little more. >> reporter: but no matter how precise, there is never enough time in the day to fix the things you want. >> 100 years old now. i get time, i'll fix them. >> reporter: but there is always time for some clock humor. >> people occasionally open the door and stick there head in. do you know what time it is? look around. you can find a clock that says the time you want. >> reporter: looking around, you can see that's true. there are an estimated 200 to
400 clocks in his should be in various states of repair. >> once a second. >> reporter: but no amount of precision maintenance or technical genius can stop the hands of time from turning. but he's not trying to. >> the fun aspect never goes away. so i keep at it. >> reporter: >> reporter: for how long? time will tell. rick villa roman, kpix 5. >> just a soothing type story. you can imagine on daylight saving time. can you imagine that day for him? kind of throws it out the window. >> do the mental arithmetic. i wonder if he gets them all coordinated like doc brown in "back to the future". >> or in hook. do you remember that scene in "hook"? >> all sorts of references. let's take a look at weather-wise. warmer temperatures headed our way. but it's going to be a brief warm-up. the heat dome over the desert southwest is going to edge back to the west just a little bit
closer to us. it's not going to make it to be directly overhead, but it is going to result in warmer temperature, especially saturday. a brief little warm spell. i'm not even going to call it a heatwave. that's going to shift back to the east as the storm system near the pacific northwest is actually going split into two different pieces. one piece is going to go way up to our north. but the other is going to set up camp straight out to our west, over the pacific. close enough to squeeze the atmosphere over the west coast and kick in a stronger, deeper onshore breeze by early next week, bringing us back to near normal temperatures. sunday and monday even below average by tuesday, wednesday and thursday. blue skies over san jose topped out over 81. it to 92 in concord. you overachieved a little bit. mid 70s for highs in freemont and mid 60s in san francisco. and just above 60 in pacifica. these temperatures should be very similar tomorrow. maybe a couple of degrees cooler for inland parts of the east bay where you did overachieve, at least briefly. still 90 in fairfield. down to 81 in livermore.
84 still in santa rosa. down to 77 degrees in san jose. mostly 60s around the bay. and just barely above 60 degrees along the coast. but nice weather pretty much across the board this evening. get out, take advantage of it. temperatures are aren't going to heat up lot and over the weekend. but it is going to be a noticeable increase. the fog, not as prevalent tomorrow morning. it will be out there, spreading into the tri-valley, the santa clara valley, even a little fog into the napa valley. but watch how quickly it diss dissipates. and even along the coast, we're going to see plenty of sunshine by late morning and into the afternoon. temperatures tonight drop do you think to what's normal for this time of year. mid- to upper 50s to around 60 degrees in most spots. some low 50s in the north bay valleys. high temperatures tomorrow. everybody within a degree or two of what's average for the mid point of july. july 15th. 60ss and 70s around the bay. mostly 80s farther inland. low 60s along the coast once again. 70s down the peninsula and around the south end ofirefighter bay with mostly low 80s in the santa clara valley. a couple of spots reaching the
mid 80s from los gatos and upper 80s for morgan hill. mid 80s for the tri-valley. warmer around concord and a few spots above 90 into the eastern solano county and eastern contra costa county. temperatures reach the upper 60s in san francisco. low 70s for oakland and the east bay. and mostly low to mid-80s inland in the north bay until you go farther inland. temperatures reach the upper 80s in santa rosa. up to or above around st. helena and low to mid-90s for inland parts of mendocino and lake county. with temperatures running near average, our fire danger is going to be close the average as well. especially during the warmest part of the day. but whenever we don't have any 5s or 6s on our fire danger forecast, that's a good thing in the month of july. staying below our halfway point on the ucsd to 10 scale. the numbers might be a little higher during the warmth of saturday afternoon. saturday's temperatures peak around 70 in san francisco. mid-70s for oakland and upper 80s in san jose. and back to near average by sunday and monday. the hot spots will be inland in the north bay and the east bay,
at or above 90 degrees there. but i think even the very hottest spots around fairfield, for example, staying below triple-digit territory on saturday. and then a little cooldown to slightly below average temperatures by the middle of next week. i'll have tomorrow's dog walking forecast coming up at 6:00. >> thanks, paul. all new at 6:00, a taste of mexico in the bay area. we take you to a food park the first of its kind in northern california. it's still expensive, but costing less to gas up your car and fuel up planes. we ask an expert if that means cheaper airline tickets. plus, a brave 8-year-old turns into an amateur crime fighter. how south bay deputies gave her a special mission that turned into the surprise of a lifetime. the news at 6:00 is coming up in about five minutes. and still ahead here at 5:00, a wine tasting
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a new wine bar in san francisco is set to open as the first mexican wine bar in the u.s. kpix 5's jocelyn moran gives a tour of the new bar in the richmond. >> reporter: morgan hube and vincent are getting ready to open cantina los mayas. >> a lot of these wineries do a lot of blending, and sometimes unusual blending. to some avid wine drinkers might seem a little unusual, but the flavor is the best result at the
end. mexican wineries aren't afraid to try new things. >> reporter: you can expect authentic food with spices and condiments from yucatan. >> this is pipipan. >> reporter: behind the food you'll find hube. he grew up in yucatan. >> my dad cooks a lot, and my mom, my aunts. i basically learn all of this from them. >> reporter: on the menu you'll see a variety of dishes include empanadas and ceviche. >> we're planning to do a different type of salsa, playing with all of the spices. >> reporter: each aspect is well thought out from the wine, to the food to the design inside. >> we're thinking about the guadalupe valley. it's a very arid, dry climate. and so borrowing from that, we came up with this desert elegant design. >> reporter: as people enter and experience the bar, the owners say the goal is that they showcase mexican wine and the diversity of it. >> we got three or four
different nebulas that are fantastic. there is a syrah blend as well. really, really tasty. >> reporter: in san francisco, jocelyn moran, kpix 5. >> that's it for the news at 5:00. kpix 5 news at 6:00 begins right now with ryan yamamoto. >> right now kpix 5 and streaming on "cbs news bay area," it still hurts to fuel up, but the price at the pump is slowing and dropping. we're tracking impacts on the ground and in the sky. >> definitely not celebrating. just breathing a little better. >> a little bit better. >> airfare has basically peaked and starting to come back down. monkeypox vaccine supplies running dry. long waits, frustrated health officials. the chaos and confusion about the vaccine roll-out. and later, the heartwarming story of an amateur crime fighter. meet the brave little girl recruited for a special mission by a south bay suspect. good evening. i'm ryan yamamoto. prices at the pump are still expensive, but we're tracking
the first signs that the prices are starting to drop. and that's not just the case for our cars, but also for airlines. executive's max darrow is in millbrae with how this could impact your wallet on the road and in the sky. >> after months of increases, some costs associated with transportation are starting to go down. gas is getting though it's still not cheap. and so are airline tickets. >> definitely starting to see it come down a little bit. >> it drops $6 to $5.50. >> it's nothing to celebrate. but the cheaper gas prices are noticeable says ride car driver carlo. >> breathing a little better. >> reporter: the average price for a gallon of gas in san francisco, oakland and san jose has dropped more than 20 cents over the last week. >> it's incredibly sad to say oh, look, it's only $5.59 over here, and we're excited about it. >> reporter: but it is easing the burden a bit for some people like delivery driver jack choe. >> maybe $5 a day. >> does that add up? >> it does. because i drive 30 days.